Tomorrow, April 26, is election day. But Bethesda residents are organizing a morning event that may have implications for the 2018 election. From 10:00 AM until noon Tuesday, residents will rally outside the Montgomery County Council office building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville, against the controversial Westbard sector plan.
Councilmembers have paused to calculate how much of a threat the massive opposition to the plan poses to their political careers. They plan to vote on the plan May 3 as it stands now.
The plan would allow 3550 new residents, and nearly that many additional cars, to be stuffed into a 1.5 city block space. It would change the character from low-density suburban to high-density urban. And it has no project to increase road capacity, and no capital funding for new classrooms and schools, nor a viable plan to achieve them.